Committees

Committees are formed to accomplish specific goals the INA Board has agreed. These committees direct the vision for that task or goal.

Without committees and committee chairs working out the details and responsibilities of these, the INA would not be able to serve our community and industry. We are so grateful to those on the Board and outside the Board who work on committees.

If you are interested in being on a committee, please reach out to the INA office at memberservices@nanny.org

Committees

Executive Committee: Chaired by Laura Schroeder and Helen McCarthy: 

Mandate of committee: 

  • To serve as a strategic planning group for the organization. 
  • To support work of the organization by acting on urgent and time sensitive matters.

 

Finance Committee: Chaired by Rachel Lawrence:

Mandate of committee:

  • To be responsible for financial governance of the Board

 

Governance Committee: Chaired by Sue Downey

Mandate of Committee: 

  • To be responsible for overall health, effectiveness and continuing development of the Board of Directors. 
  • To create and communicate procedures and policies that support a healthy working Board.

 

Diversity: Chaired by Ruka Curate: 

Mandate of Committee: 

  • To foster an awareness with the greater community INA is desiring to strengthen our diversity within our organization, and taking strides toward that.
  • To develop ways in which nannies, au pairs, and agency owners and staff from all diverse populations can be adequately represented, and to provide opportunities of connection and representation for people who would otherwise be overlooked. 
  • To forge new relationships and provide support by bringing together people of different backgrounds, particularly of those cultures that are missing from our community currently.

 

Member Support Committee: Chaired by Helen McCarthy and Cate Matijevich

Mandate of Committee: 

  • To provide support and programing to INA’s existing members
  • To work to retain members

 

Marketing and Promotions Committee: Chaired by Austin Macfarlane 

Mandate of Committee: 

  • To increase membership of the INA
  • To market INA to those outside the industry and position INA as an expert in the field
  • To increase the visibility and reputation of the INA and what we can offer

 

Ambassador Committee: Chaired by Cate Matijevich 

Mandate of Committee: 

  • Continue to develop and maintain the Ambassador program and the chapters.
  • Ambassador and Chapter programs work with Membership support and Marketing and Promotions committees as the goals of the programs are both to attract new members and to provide support to current members. 

 

Education Committee: Chaired by Jenn Hough

Mandate of Committee:  

  • Responsible for delivering regular educational opportunities outside the Annual Conference in virtual form in order to educate and inform our membership and the industry as a whole in the areas of childcare, childhood development, communication and self-advocacy skills, and general best practices of professionalism. 

 

Awards Committee: Chaired by Marcia Hall

Mandate of Committee:  

  • Implementing the International Nanny Association Meritorious Service Award
  • Implementing the Service Award Pin
  • Implementing the Nanny of the Year Award

 

Conference  Committee: Chaired by Marcia Hall

Mandate of Committee:  

  • Responsible to implement the work of the conference which includes but is not limited to: 
  • Site search and selection
  • Speaker sourcing and selection
  • Registration creating and organization
  • Endowment and Grant planning and implementation
  • Group Dinner coordination
  • Roommates assistance
  • Conference Guides organizing

 

Credentialing Committee: Chaired by Marcia Hall

Mandate of Committee:  

  • To oversee the INA current credentialing programs (Nanny and NCS test), and  basic skills assessments.  
  • To oversee any future projects having to do with accreditation or certification.
  • Assessing and updating tests as needed.This includes and prep materials for those preparing for test. 
  • Coordination of tests being translated into new languages
  • Oversee test administration procedures 
  • Marketing the tests and any future credentialing work INA offers.